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Inspired by a true story of a U.S. soldier who left the army after witnessing atrocities during a 2 year tour of duty in Iraq. The soldier has since joined the ever-growing ranks of those in the 'war resister' movement.
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"From World War I to Korea and Vietnam, presidents have lied to the American people because they believed that if the public knew the truth, they would not support the move for war. The track record of the U.S. news media in the 20th century is one of regularly going along with fraudulent efforts to get the nation into one war or another by the administration in power." - world renowned authors Robert McChesney and John Nichols

"To oppose the policies of a government does not mean you are against the country or the people that the government supposedly represents. Such opposition should be called what it really is: democracy, or democratic dissent, or having a critical perspective about what your leaders are doing. Either we have the right to democratic dissent and criticism of these policies or we all lie down and let the leader do what is best, while we follow uncritically, and obey whatever he commands." - Michael Parenti, American political scientist, historian and media critic

"The point of public relations slogans like "Support Our Troops" is that they don't mean anything. That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk about." - Noam Chomsky, prolific author, philosopher, educator and political activist

"War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press have turned
war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence - death - is hiddenfrom public view." - Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for New York Times

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Added: Aug-28-2012 
By: aleihs
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  • it would be lunacy for any country to spend what it does on it's military and NOT orchestrate wars

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  • It's all lies, based on sustaining a evil oil industry who are responsible for killing inventors of alternative power systems.

    The end of these times will be wonderful.

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    • @GunZenBomZ Oil, and weapons. Two lovely industries that keep giving us just enough civilization to justify their atrocities.

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  • Here we go again.............

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  • To paraphrase Samuel Clemens, Patriotism means always supporting your country and supporting your government if and when it deserves it.

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  • Overpopulation = War. A civilized nation or coalition isn't going to condemn its people when resources are going to be running dry, even if it means depriving others. There isn't going to be enough for everyone.

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  • Another flower child that he thought he was getting a free ride so he can pay for his college. Well sometimes you have to put your life on the line and defend this great nation. We didn't go over there and fly two aircraft into there city, they came here. So go fuck yourself and get a gripe. I paid my dues in the first gulf war.

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  • This video converts about 1 in 10 billions.

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  • BUSH was right, Obama is a LIER. He begun 4 wars without notice about them to no one.

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  • Ok first off support the troops means exactly that.. not the generals not the miltary not the politicians it means support the men and women doing the fighting itself.

    As for lieing about reasons for war.. the simple cold slap in the face answer is some wars are simply started to make sure we can still actualy fight a war.. Part of the iraq war definetly was about making sure all the cuts and downsizing and changes we had made to the miltary had not left us up bleep creek... and in fact it ha More..

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  • rubbish!

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